Aquarius part of collaborative NIHR grant to evaluate Odin Vision’s artificial intelligence technology to fight bowel cancer

In the UK, 42,000 new diagnoses and 16,000 deaths occur from bowel cancer each year. Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK, comprising over 10% of all deaths due to cancer. (1)

A recent study found that almost one third of bowel cancer patients experience an avoidable delay in their diagnosis. (2) Earlier detection of bowel cancer can result in better patient outcomes.  With the goal of achieving earlier diagnosis of cancer and saving more lives, the NIHR AI in Health and Care Award was announced by the Health Secretary, the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, at London Tech Week. The National Institue for Health research (NIHR) has awarded £140M in funding to back development of the most promising technologies in artificial intelligence (AI).  Odin Vision Ltd was awarded a grant to support the development of their new AI technology, the CADDIE system, which uses machine learning to assist doctors in identifying and removing abnormalities during a colonoscopy. (3)

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Building evidence for the value of digital health products at DHACA

January has been a busy month for Aquarius Population Health, and our team members have spoken at and attended several fascinating events.  Our Managing Director, Dr Elisabeth Adams, presented at the invitation-only DHACA Day XI on the 18th January. Drawing from her extensive experience delivering health economic projects, Elisabeth provided key insights on how patient pathway mapping and economic evaluation help demonstrate the value of digital health products. Digital Health and Care Alliance (DHACA) is a non-for-profit organisation dedicated to sharing knowledge and advancing digital healthcare systems in the UK and Europe.

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